Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Education Professionals (M5E)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1.5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Online
Semester 1

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1.5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Online
Semester 1
  • 1 Apply advanced counselling specific knowledge and skills to human behaviour with consideration for the lifespan and developmental issues of the individual and/or audience.
  • 2 Critically reflect on the challenges of coping with life events and the diversity and variability of experiences of change, loss, grief, trauma and the meanings attached to them
  • 3 Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills to interpret client information and integrate this with evidence-based interventions to generate, implement and evaluate individualized treatment approaches.
  • Course structure

    On successfully completing this subject, students will be able to use practical skills for more effective interpersonal communication, as well as basic counselling skills. This unit examines styles of counselling with integration of theories of counselling with its practice. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit covers the skills needed for various components of the counselling process. KHA502 introduces counselling skills relevant to specific work situations such as conflict resolution, working with difficult clients and brief intervention strategies. Multicultural counselling will also be addressed.This…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores current thinking and strategies around dealing with issues of adjustment to change. That change includes changes involving loss, grief and trauma. Death and bereavement will be addressed including dealing with grief as a natural process and with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit students will explore issues related to counselling with children and adolescents. Consideration is given to developmental issues, attachment, disorders of childhood and adolescence, chronic illness and disability. Strategies for intervention will also be addressed including engaging children…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    Further information regarding applying for the Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Education Professionals can be found in the 2021 Postgraduate Counselling Program FAQs Ver2 (PDF 154KB)

    We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

    Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

    Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education 

    This course does not admit students on the basis of secondary education.

    You can enquire online for advice on pathways or alternative course options.

    Domestic applicants with higher education study

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

    • A Bachelor Degree from a recognised Institution. The degree should include a major in psychology, behavioural or psychological science; or
    • be a degree in an affiliated area of human services, such as education, social work, law or nursing; or be other equivalent qualifications or
    • be a combination of qualifications which required at least one year of full-time tertiary study, or is deemed equivalent by the College of Health and Medicine.

    Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

    This course does not admit students on the basis of VET / TAFE study.

    You can enquire online for advice on pathways or alternative course options.

    Domestic applicants with work and life experience

    This course does not admit students on the basis of work or life experience.

    You can enquire online for advice on pathways or alternative course options.

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

    • A Bachelor Degree from a recognised Institution. The degree should include a major in psychology, behavioural or psychological science; or
    • be a degree in an affiliated area of human services, such as education, social work, law or nursing; or be other equivalent qualifications or
    • be a combination of qualifications which required at least one year of full-time tertiary study, or is deemed equivalent by the College of Health and Medicine.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to the Graduate Certificate (M5I) and Graduate Diploma in Counselling (M6I) and receive course credit for those units already completed within the Graduate Certificate of Counselling for Education Professionals.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $18,087 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $36,173 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
    Online
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